Dec 7, 2012 10:00pm PST
two issues. doma, the federal law that prohibits recognition of same sex marriages and property 8. >> she texted me, omg, five exclamation points, granted. she called me and we started crying. >> they've got to solve this at a national level because there's just too much administrative confusion right now. who gets health benefits? who can visit who in the hospital? which marriage counts? >> so what happens between now and when the u.s. supreme court makes that decision next june? we talked to legal experts to get their take. >> reporter: the final say in the culture war on same sex marriage is coming. and the justice's decision to hear the case is historic. >> this is equivalent to the supreme court taking on one of the most divisive sort of exciting constitutional questions of this generation and deciding that they have to issue an opinion on this. >> and constitutional law experts believe they will decide on one of three possibilities. >> reporter: first, the justices could say denying marriage to any couple is unconstitutional, just like the former ban on interracial marriage.